The 45th annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 5.

On Sunday, May 5, the City of Philadelphia welcomes back 40,000 participants to the 45th annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run, the nation’s largest 10-mile race. This is the first year since the pandemic that the run has reached its participation capacity.

After three years of construction moved the finish line to other locations in South Philadelphia, the 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run will end in the Navy Yard, its traditional finish area. Beginning at Broad & Fisher, participants will enjoy a straight run down Broad Street through North Philly, Center City and South Philly, finishing in the historic Navy Yard.

Road Impacts

Phased road closures for the race will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday. No parking will be permitted on Broad Street on Sunday, May 5, from Olney Avenue to the Navy Yard from 2 a.m. until 12 p.m.

The race start area on Broad Street from Olney Avenue to Windrim Avenue will close to traffic at 4 a.m., and Broad Street from Windrim Avenue to Erie Avenue will close at 7 a.m. The remainder of the course along Broad Street will close to traffic at 7:45 a.m.

The following off-ramps on I-76 will be closed on Sunday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Westbound I-76, Exit #349 (PA-611 – Broad Street / Sports Complex) to 1300 Pollock Street

* Eastbound I-76, Exit #349 (PA-611 – Broad Street / Sports Complex) to 1400 Curtin Street

The following off-ramps on I-95 will be closed on Sunday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Northbound / Southbound I-95 (Exit #17)

Roads will reopen as they are cleared and serviced. The City expects the course to reopen by noon. The Philadelphia Police Department will be assigned to the detours around the run route to assist motorists. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow for extra driving time, and proceed with caution during the race.

Pedestrians can expect delays when trying to cross roads or streets along the race course. Police will allow pedestrian traffic through intersections when possible, depending on the flow of race participants.

Prior to Sunday, “No Parking” signs will be posted at the starting area, along the race course, and in the center median of Broad Street. City of Philadelphia “No Parking” regulations will be strictly enforced. All vehicles on the race route will be relocated, beginning on Saturday evening, May 4.

Information about public transportation options is available on SEPTA’s website.

There is no parking available in the start area. Participants can park their cars for free in the Sports Complex parking lots (Broad Street and Pattison Avenue) and take the SEPTA Broad Street Line to the start area.

All vehicles must be removed from the Sports Complex by 12 p.m. to prepare for Phillies Gameday Operations.